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View synonyms for kick over the traces

kick over the traces



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Break loose from restraint, misbehave. For example, There's always one child who'll kick over the traces as soon as the bell rings . This metaphoric expression alludes to the straps attaching a horse to a vehicle, which the animal sometimes gets a leg over in order to kick more freely and thereby refuse to move forward. [Mid-1800s]

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